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DuPage County Sheriff

John E. Zaruba

 

Anonymous Crime Tips (ACT)

This secure and anonymous program will allow a resident to send a tip to the DuPage County Sheriff's Office by either texting from your cell phone or by sending an email message from your computer.  The Sheriff's Office will be able to respond back to the resident without ever knowing their true identity or having access to any information such as email address or cell phone number.

 

 NOTICE:  THIS IS NOT TO BE USED AS 911.  THIS PROGRAM IS NOT INTENDED FOR THE REPORTING OF, OR SUBSTITUTE FOR, 911 EMERGENCY CALLS!
 

How to  ACT from your Cell Phone

 

  1. Using your cell phone, type the anonymous tip that you would like to send
  2. Text the word "SHERIFF", plus your message, to CRIMES (274637) 
Your text message will be encrypted and forwarded to the Sheriff's Office.  The Sheriff's Office will be able to reply, but will never know the identity of the person who has sent the tip.  You can opt-out at any time by sending a text with the keyword "STOP" to  CRIMES (274637).  Standard text messaging rates may apply, based on your mobile phone plan.

 


 

How to  ACT from your Computer

 
  1. Click Here to access the Online Anonymous Tip form 
  2. Fill in the information that pertains to the anonymous tip that you would like to send, and then click the Send button on the form
Your email message will be encrypted and forwarded to the Sheriff's Office.  The Sheriff's Office will be able to reply, but will never know the identity of the person who has sent the tip.